NHLOA Member since 2023

Birthplace: Cambridge, ON

Regular Season: 0 Games

* Game numbers updated as of Oct 1, 2023


Stephen Hiff, the Cambridge Ontario native grew up playing in his hometown minor hockey system. At age 14 he packed up his bags and headed west where he played out 4 years of prep school at Notre Dame College in Wilcox,SK.

From Sask to BC he played 3 seasons for the Powell River Kings in the BCHL before deciding to go to University and continue playing the game closer to home.

His playing career would come to an end after spending 4 seasons with the University of Guelph Gryphons in 2019 where he graduated with a Marketing Management major.

Looking for anyway to stay involved in the game his officiating journey began when he applied for the 2019 NHL Officiating Exposure Combine which he attended that summer.

Following that weekend it was clear he had fell in love with this new challenge and found a passion for the officiating side of the game. He began his officiating career as a referee in the AHL for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 campaigns. As his development and progress continued on the ice in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons Hiff worked as a full time AHL referee and joined the junior ranks in the OHL.

After a successful season highlighted by having the privilege of working the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton, AB and the 2023 Calder Cup Conference Final, the National Hockey League offered him a minor league contract in the summer of 2023.